We are pleased to announce the commencement of a PSP Homebrew Application Coding Contest co-sponsored by PSPHacks.net and RK Digital.
The demand for a standalone PSP Flash Player is well known among the PSP Community, and we are positive that an award might motivate an individual or group to prioritize this project.
What we require this application to do, In order of priorities (meaning the lower on the list the more expendable they are):
1. SWF Format playback - Faithfully play back .swf media full screen, the newer the Shockwave File format, the better
2. Keyboard Emulation - Map PSP buttons to navigation (same way keyboard navigation would work on a PC app)
3. Actionscript Support
4. Kiosk Mode - Boot PSP directly into .SWF file and on subsequent restarts (optional)
Schematics and test media files will be provided to aid in development.
A very basic Flash player based on Mplayer is built into FileAssistant, which is open source and should be used if helpful.
Additionally, there exists ongoing Open Source Flash Initiatives which should also facilitate a PSP port. More info can be found at:
The Award is $500 and will go to the individual or group who delivers the most advanced application by the deadline.
The 2nd Award is that which is given back to the PSP Community, a fully functioning, polished, Open Source PSP Flash Player Application. Please respect the spirit of Open-Source and collaborate - in the case of a group submission, we will help in determining which players made the most significant contributions and should therefore receive more.
Terms and Conditions
Closed source entries will not be accepted.
Award will be held in escrow by escrow.com. Upon award determination, escrow will be verified and funds delivered to us, psphacks.net, who will then arrange final payment to individual or group.
After winner is determined, payment will be held until one final round of bug fixes and revisions are completed. Winner is required to maintain aftercare (bug fixes) and not "ditch" the project.
Deadline for submissions for is December 31, 2005. Source and binaries are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will maintain an ongoing repository so we can check on status and test throughout the contest.
Satisfactory completion before deadline can lead to an early closure of the contest, at our discretion; so, this is not only a contest, but a race.